Time/place: 7 p.m./Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro
About Georgia Southern: The Eagles are paced by junior guard Tiffany Brown (14.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg) and sophomore guard Ashley Melson (8.5 ppg, 6.0 rgp). … Head coach Rusty Cram is in his 11th season and coming off an 11-18 campaign.
About Georgia: Wing player Christy Marshall was named the SEC's freshman of the week Monday after averaging 13 points, 4.5 rebounds and three steals in two wins last week. The Lady Bulldogs have had both conference freshmen of the week so far this season. Point guard Ashley Houts earned the honor last week.
Scouting report: The Lady Bulldogs are halfway through their time without All-America candidate Tasha Humphrey, who has three more games of a six-game suspension to go. Her absence is giving freshman Angel Robinson and back-from-injury Rebecca Rowsey some time to find a personal rhythm before they take a backseat to Humphrey.